Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Smart Hearing and Sustainable Energy Sources
Rechargeable hearing aid solutions have been available for several decades, but only recently have they been streamlined and designed for ease of use. Rechargeable hearing aids provide two main benefits: they save money and they save the environment.
Most traditional hearing aids use zinc air batteries that operate in the 1 to 1.6 voltage range. With older hearing aid models, ones that did not boast the wireless and digital capabilities now available, batteries did not require frequent replacement. With newer hearing aid models and more advanced technology, traditional zinc air batteries don’t last as long as they once did. You may find yourself changing out your batteries a few times a week now, rather than once a month.
At this rate, for two hearing aids, the cost of hearing aid batteries adds up over a year. On a larger scale, the number of zinc air batteries that make their way to landfills annually adds up in a huge way. It is estimated that 150 billion zinc air batteries are dumped in landfills annually. This amount of waste is dangerous to the environment, as batteries can leak into water supplies and cause hazards to health.
Rechargeable hearing aids and rechargeable battery solutions are the way forward, for sustainable energy!
Benefits of Rechargeable Hearing Aids
These days, most hearing aids are just as advanced as our indispensable smartphones and tablets. Considered “mini computers for the ears,” digital and wireless hearing aids provide wearers with incredible sound. Digital platforms take in sounds for your environment, analyze them in a fraction of a second, and deliver them to your ears as comfortable and clear sounds.
With wireless connection, hearing aids do more than they ever have before. By connecting to your smartphone, your wireless hearing aids are transformed into an assistive listening device, if you need extra amplification. Hearing manufacturer apps allow you to turn your microphone on and stream amplified sound directly to your aids. You may also connect to your smartphones or tablets to stream phone calls, music, and other media directly to your ears!
This is a huge step for hearing aids, which were once considered clunky. Hearing aids are now smaller, smarter, and faster than ever before. Of course, powering aids with this level of power require a lot of energy. That’s where rechargeable hearing solutions play a huge role.
Our Favorite Rechargeable Hearing Solutions
At Hearing Wellness Solutions, we offer hearing aids from leading global manufacturers. Among these, the following offer rechargeable hearing solutions.
Phonak Audéo Marvel
Phonak raised the bar for convenience when it released the Audéo Marvel, which upon its released featured a world-first in lithium-ion rechargeable technology for hearing aids. With the Audéo Marvel, an entire day of hearing can be enjoyed on only one charge. No more searching around in your bag for hearing aid batteries! You also wont be left powerless by leveraging the streaming technology which comes built in, the Audéo Marvel can handle it.
Widex’s made for iPhone hearing aid, BEYOND, is now available as a rechargeable hearing aid, using ZPower technology. ZPower uses silver-zine batteries, the world’s highest energy rechargeable Microbattery, holding more power than any other battery of its size. For people on the move, ZPower is an excellent option, taking only 3-4 hours to fully charge. The ZPower battery system offers another convenience: if you should run out of juice with your ZPower batteries, you can swap out the rechargeable battery for a normal zinc-air battery while you wait.
ReSound LiNX Quattro is the world’s first Premium-Plus hearing aid with unprecedented Layers of Sound™ and the world’s most advanced rechargeable solution.
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With ReSound LiNX Quattro both low and high-pitched sounds are fuller and more natural. Quiet situations are truly quiet and louder sounds are comfortable, crisp and distortion-free. Children’s laughter and the high notes and deep tones in music, are now fuller and more enjoyable. With 100% more speed and twice the memory capacity ReSound LiNX Quattro offers high performance with reduced power consumption.
Oticon Opn™ miniRITE
rechargeable hearing aids
This wireless hearing aid uses Silver Zinc size 312 batteries in conjunction with the ZPower battery charger, a convenient nightstand charger that lets you charge your hearing aid quickly and easily, with a full-charged device waiting for you when you wake up. You don’t ever need to open the battery door if you charge them regularly. But if you forget to charge them, don’t worry! The Opn MiniRITE also takes standard Silver Zinc size 312 batteries for added convenience.
From the German manufacturer, Siemens, the eCharger provides a fast and convenient charging solution for your rechargeable batteries. Siemens hearing aids are some of the most innovative on the market, with the Siemens binax proven to outperform normal hearing in challenging noise situations. The eCharger serves two functions for rechargeable Siemens hearing aids: it charges up your aids overnight (6 hours) so they’re fully powered in the morning, and it dehumidifies your aids to ensure that any moisture build-up during the day is eliminated.
Siemens’ eCharger is compatible with the following haring aid models: Pure (receiver-in-canal), Motion (behind-the-ear), and Carat (receiver-in-canal). Siemens eCharger batteries require change once a year.
Signia Styletto Rechargeable
Styletto comes in a small, portable recharging case for easy handling and long wearing time. Patients enjoy a full-day of hearing aid use provided by our pin-shaped lithium-ion batteries. The intuitive Styletto charger offers:
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Starkey VFusion Rechargeable Battery
Starkey is an American manufacturer, known for their best-selling hearing aids such as the Made for iPhone Halo 2, as well as the brand-new Muse. Starkey’s VFusion Rechargeable Battery System uses special Starkey batteries, which are easily charged through a USB-compatible charger.
The VFusion system is easy-to-use. Pop your batteries out of your Starkey hearing aids and place them in a thumb-sized USB drive. The magnetic surface of the VFusion USB-charger holds the batteries as they charge. This system is convenient, as you may charge your batteries on any device that takes USB, or in a USB-compatible power charger. The VFusion Rechargeable Battery System requires replacement batteries once a year – greatly cutting back your battery consumption.
Starkey Muse iQ
Starkey’s Muse iQ rechargeable hearing aids last 20 percent longer than other systems, are 30 percent smaller and are 100 percent easy to use. Plus, with the industry’s longest lasting charge, your hearing aids will always be ready to go.
Unitron now offers rechargeable solutions in three models: Stride M R, Moxi Fit R, and the brand-new Moxi All R. With a simple overnight charge in the Unitron recharging station, wake up to a full day of listening with your hearing aids.
Moxi All R is a sophisticated new device from Unitron, with Made for iPhone connectivity and hands-free operation. Powered by the Tempus platform, Moxi All R joins Unitron’s illustrious family of Made for iPhone and rechargeable hearing aids.
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